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#Drunk Driving

# drunk-driving - Friday 14 January, 2022

Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated during Christmas period
# Drunk Driving
# Drunk Driving

Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated during Christmas period

Fri 11:28 AM 13,527 Views 14 Comments

914 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated as part of a Garda road safety campaign between the 26th of November and the 4th of January 2022.

# drunk-driving - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Almost 800 arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over Christmas and New Year period
# Go Slow
# Go Slow

Almost 800 arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over Christmas and New Year period

Jan 27th 2021, 11:50 AM 15,482 Views 42 Comments

Fixed charge notices were issued to 1,096 motorists for using a mobile phone during the same period.

# drunk-driving - Friday 18 December, 2020

Cork motorist arrested on suspicion of drink driving twice over six-hour period
# Driving Home For Christmas
# Driving Home For Christmas

Cork motorist arrested on suspicion of drink driving twice over six-hour period

Dec 18th 2020, 5:02 PM 26,753 Views 32 Comments

An Garda Síochána’s Christmas Road Safety Campaign will run until 5 January.

# drunk-driving - Thursday 3 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'My son was killed by a drunk driver - I had to fight for some semblance of justice'
# Left Behind
# Left Behind

PODCAST: 'My son was killed by a drunk driver - I had to fight for some semblance of justice'

Jan 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,058 Views 28 Comments

Both Brendan Donnelly and his friend Lee Salkeld were killed instantly when a drunk driver ploughed into their car.

# drunk-driving - Monday 29 October, 2018

Driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being clocked at 145 km/h
# Speeding
# Speeding

Driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being clocked at 145 km/h

Oct 29th 2018, 4:04 PM 45,428 Views 50 Comments

The arrest was one of a number of enforcement actions taken by gardaí over the bank holiday weekend.

# drunk-driving - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal
# Drones
# Drones

Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal

Jan 20th 2018, 5:30 PM 12,224 Views 6 Comments

Infractions can be punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 (€815) fine.

# drunk-driving - Sunday 17 December, 2017

One in five people have driven their car not knowing if they were over the limit from the night before
# Drunk Driving
# Drunk Driving

One in five people have driven their car not knowing if they were over the limit from the night before

Dec 17th 2017, 1:10 PM 15,731 Views 55 Comments

In total, 9% of people said they had knowingly been a passenger in a car in which the driver was severely hungover.

# drunk-driving - Sunday 9 April, 2017

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Apr 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 39,806 Views 64 Comments

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

# drunk-driving - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Here's what we know so far about the garda breath test scandal
# Drunk Driving
# Drunk Driving

Here's what we know so far about the garda breath test scandal

Mar 25th 2017, 6:00 AM 42,101 Views 47 Comments

Almost one million tests that were never actually carried out were recorded on the system.

# drunk-driving - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Seven-year jail term upheld for drunk driver who put a grandmother into a wheelchair
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Seven-year jail term upheld for drunk driver who put a grandmother into a wheelchair

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:15 AM 13,134 Views 18 Comments

Maurice Power had 51 previous convictions.

# drunk-driving - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads

Jun 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,886 Views 30 Comments

The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.

# drunk-driving - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'
# Reflections From Inside
# Reflections From Inside

'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'

Apr 16th 2016, 2:00 PM 24,502 Views 17 Comments

Kris Caudilla is serving 15 years in prison after he slammed into a car and killed a police officer in 2010.

# drunk-driving - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Poll: Would you ever get in a car with a driver who'd had a drink?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you ever get in a car with a driver who'd had a drink?

Oct 20th 2015, 8:39 AM 18,486 Views 44 Comments

A crackdown on drink-driving is on the cards as figures show more than half of cases do not end in conviction.

# drunk-driving - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away?

Jul 7th 2015, 8:49 AM 12,869 Views 36 Comments

One state in the US allows judges to enforce this, with offenders being required to check in daily to be tested.

# drunk-driving - Saturday 4 July, 2015

VIDEO: Drunk driver flips vehicle after crashing into parked car
# Disqualified
# Disqualified

VIDEO: Drunk driver flips vehicle after crashing into parked car

Jul 4th 2015, 10:00 AM 19,885 Views 19 Comments

Another road user caught the incident on his dashcam.

# drunk-driving - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Tearful Vidal apologises after drink-driving Ferrari crash
# Penitent
From The42
# Penitent

Tearful Vidal apologises after drink-driving Ferrari crash

Jun 18th 2015, 7:01 AM 7,086 Views 5 Comments

‘I had an accident that put at risk my wife’s life and that of a lot of people.’

# drunk-driving - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Chile and Juventus star Arturo Vidal arrested for drunk driving after crash
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Chile and Juventus star Arturo Vidal arrested for drunk driving after crash

Jun 17th 2015, 9:54 AM 4,658 Views 1 Comment

The player starred in the Italian side’s Champions League run last season.

# drunk-driving - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Woman who tweeted '2 drunk 2 care' before killing two friends in car crash gets 24 years
# Pothead Princess
# Pothead Princess

Woman who tweeted '2 drunk 2 care' before killing two friends in car crash gets 24 years

May 5th 2015, 10:28 AM 36,373 Views 33 Comments

Kayla Mendoza drove the wrong way down a motorway at 154 km/h.

# drunk-driving - Friday 1 May, 2015

"Driving drunk...I'll be dead thanks to you" - chilling text sent minutes before fatal car crash
# Not While Driving
# Not While Driving

"Driving drunk...I'll be dead thanks to you" - chilling text sent minutes before fatal car crash

May 1st 2015, 10:15 PM 61,606 Views 43 Comments

The texts were sent a few minutes before a fatal car crash in Miami.

# drunk-driving - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Remember the three-boobed woman? She's been arrested for drunk driving
# Jasmine Tridevil
From The Daily Edge
# Jasmine Tridevil

Remember the three-boobed woman? She's been arrested for drunk driving

Jan 27th 2015, 10:05 PM 7,512 Views 1 Comment

Still no official word on whether the boobs are real or fake, though.

# drunk-driving - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Drunk woman crashed car into fire station with python wrapped around her neck
# Alrighty Then
From The Daily Edge
# Alrighty Then

Drunk woman crashed car into fire station with python wrapped around her neck

Aug 6th 2014, 9:09 AM 2,782 Views 1 Comment

Talk about making an entrance.

# drunk-driving - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Scientists create laser device that can detect drunk drivers
# Pewpew
# Pewpew

Scientists create laser device that can detect drunk drivers

Jun 11th 2014, 4:50 PM 13,295 Views 36 Comments

By shining a laser through a car from the side of the road, researchers can measure blood alcohol levels inside moving vehicles.

# drunk-driving - Monday 4 November, 2013

Nearly six per cent admit to drink driving, men more likely to do it than women
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Nearly six per cent admit to drink driving, men more likely to do it than women

Nov 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,811 Views 48 Comments

The findings are contained in a new survey from AA Motor Insurance.

# drunk-driving - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Man charged with drunk-driving his lawnmower
# Trimming
From The Daily Edge
# Trimming

Man charged with drunk-driving his lawnmower

Sep 19th 2013, 6:45 PM 948 Views 0 Comments

It was 1.30am when he was arrested in Pennsylvania.

# drunk-driving - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Survey shows men drive faster but women are less confident behind the wheel
# Driving
# Driving

Survey shows men drive faster but women are less confident behind the wheel

Jan 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 10,261 Views 42 Comments

A report from AA also showed that 50 percent of male drivers have run over a pet or animal while driving.

# drunk-driving - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Mother of drunk driving victim campaigns for 'Brendan's Law'
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Mother of drunk driving victim campaigns for 'Brendan's Law'

May 5th 2012, 1:04 PM 6,732 Views 34 Comments

Christina Donnelly said her 24-year-old son had a “heart of gold” and was “desperately missed”.

# drunk-driving - Friday 26 August, 2011

One in five have recently travelled with drunk driver
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

One in five have recently travelled with drunk driver

Aug 26th 2011, 11:15 AM 191 Views 5 Comments

More men than women said they had knowingly taken a lift with someone who was over the limit.

# drunk-driving - Thursday 10 March, 2011

Lindsay Lohan back in court for necklace charges
# LiLo
From The Daily Edge
# LiLo

Lindsay Lohan back in court for necklace charges

Mar 10th 2011, 3:55 PM 370 Views 0 Comments

A source close to the actress said she will not accept a plea deal involving jail time.